Another suspect could soon be arrested for a 26-year-old killing

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Reggie White Jr., the former head of security for Death Row Records, recently joined the “Bomb1st” podcast that was released on April 18 to reveal some shocking news related to the killing of Tupac Shakur in 1996. According to Wright, the last man living who claims to have been in the vehicle used for the […]

Why Willow Smith’s letter to Tupac could make things worse for Will Smith

Days after Will Smith laid the palm of his hand against Chris Rock’s face, a letter that was allegedly written to Tupac Shakur by Willow Smith has resurfaced on the web. For reference, Jada Pinkett Smith was very close to the late rapper, and many thought that they may have dated at one point. Will […]

Snoop Dogg gets his wish, acquires Death Row Records

On Feb. 9, it was announced that Snoop Dogg has acquired Death Row Records from MNRK Music Group. Death Row helped jump-start Dogg’s career over 30 years ago. Can u digg it!! B.O.D.B #DEATHROW — Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) February 9, 2022 Dogg released a statement about the acquisition of the label. “I am thrilled […]

Tupac’s sister is suing executor for embezzling millions of dollars

Tupac Shakur’s sister, Sekyiwa Shakur, is filing a lawsuit against Tom Whalley for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars from their mother’s estate. When Tupac passed in 1996, Afeni Shakur gained control of his estate, and when she passed in 2016, Whalley took over as the trustee. According to Shakur, Whalley is withholding money from her […]

Will Smith was consumed with ‘raging jealousy’ over Jada’s bond with 2pac

Will Smith admits that he was consumed with “raging jealously” while he was dating his Jada Pinkett back in the 1990s. The 53-year-old Hollywood heavyweight has been stripping away layers of mystique surrounding his carefully cultivated persona in his new memoir Will. Smith revealed that he was “tortured by their connection,” regarding Pinkett Smith’s indefinable […]

Traveling Tupac art exhibit launching in 2022

The Shakur Estate announced on Nov. 2 that the “Tupac Shakur Wake Me When I’m Free,” a massive touring museum exhibit, will open on Jan. 21 in Los Angeles. The exhibit is described as a fully immersive, thought-provoking museum experience that explores the life and legacy of the late rapper, actor and visionary. The exhibit […]

Twitter outraged that Fat Joe says DaBaby is the Tupac of today

We should have known that when Big Tigger announced the return of BET’s fabled show, “Rap City,” there was going to be some fireworks. And celebrity guest Fat Joe did not disappoint. During the interview, Tigger, the host, and Fat Joe engaged in a word association game where he listed a legendary emcee and asked […]

Jada Pinkett Smith pleaded with Tupac not to beat up Will Smith, witness says

Jada Pinkett Smith pleaded with Tupac Shakur not to lay hands on her new lover, Will Smith, according to an emcee who was close to the late legend. Outlawz Immortalz original member Napoleon discussed Pinkett Smith and 2Pac during an interview with “The Art Of Dialogue” on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. She recently had paid […]

New book about Nipsey Hussle released

Music journalist Rob Kenner just released his new book, The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life & Times of Nipsey Hussle. The book chronicles Nipsey Hussle’s impact on hip-hop in his short life span. Kenner first met Nipsey in 2009 during his 17-year-tenure at Vibe magazine and wrote the rapper’s first one-page spread for the once-dominant […]

Haitian Jack talks about the 1st time Tupac was shot (video)

Tupac Shakur already had a few enemies in his life before he was murdered in 1996. The legendary rapper earlier accused street figure Jacques “Haitian Jack” Agnant of having him set up when he was shot in 1994 during a robbery at Quad Studios. Agnant was also one of the people initially charged with Tupac […]

Talib Kweli releasing a book of memoirs (video)

Talib Kweli will release his first book Vibrate Higher on Feb. 16. The book will feature the Brooklyn MC reliving some of his storied memories growing up in NYC and his journey to becoming a hip-hop star in his own right. Some of the author’s fondest memories in the book include his early days working […]

Author Kevin Powell explains why the art of Black storytelling is important

As we celebrate Black History Month and the art of Black storytelling, rolling out CEO Munson Steed spoke with Kevin Powell, one of the most acclaimed cultural, literary, and hip-hop voices in America. How would you describe the art of Black storytelling? It’s us as a people as Black people throughout the diaspora, Chicago, Detroit, […]

Swizz Beatz wants to create Verzuz between Tupac and Biggie

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland caused the earth to tilt on its axis when the super-producing icons created the Verzuz battles that have been nothing short of blockbuster ratings gold since its inception. But the husband of fellow music luminary Alicia Keys wants to take the cultural phenomenon to another level. This is quite a statement […]

Jimmy Iovine sells production catalog

Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre

Former Interscope Records boss and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has sold the rights to his back catalog of production royalties to the United Kingdom music publishing company, Hipgnosis. Iovine’s extensive catalog includes works with greats like 50 Cent, Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eminem, U2, John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen. Results of the deal were not […]

Mike Tyson feels guilty about the death of rap icon Tupac Shakur (video)

Mike Tyson is continuing this recent trend of iconic figures undergoing cathartic purgings of the guilt they’ve kept hidden in the deeper recesses of their souls for decades. The formerly feared heavyweight champion Tyson, 54, says he’s always felt culpable for the death of arguably the greatest rapper ever, Tupac Shakur, because Tyson invited 2Pac […]

‘DWTS’ judges flip over Nelly’s moving tribute to 2pac (video)

St. Louis rapper and entrepreneur Nelly has been the subject of some lightweight criticism on “Dancing With The Stars,” but who hasn’t? Critics critique right? Right. The hard conversations haven’t stopped the St. Lunatics frontman from doing his very best on the show and based on his most recent performance, that sticktoitiveness has landed him […]

The Notorious B.I.G.’s $6 plastic crown sells for nearly $600K

The Notorious B.I.G.‘s plastic crown has sold for $594,750 at auction. The novelty accessory was worn by the late hip-hop legend in his iconic photo shoot with Barron Claiborne, just three days before he was shot and killed in Los Angeles in 1997. The crown went under the hammer at Sotheby’s hip-hop memorabilia auction in […]

Biggie and Tupac’s items to be sold at upcoming hip-hop auction

If you are a true hip-hop lover with some money to blow, historic items from rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur are set to be sold during an upcoming auction. The international auction house Sotheby’s is hosting its first-ever hip-hop auction with 120 items to be sold. Of those, two prized items from the two […]